BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have acquired All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for three prospects.
The Red Sox announced Monday that they sent minor league right-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes to San Diego.
Gonzalez said the Red Sox have always been his favorite American League team in part because of Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who like Gonzalez, was a left-hander and San Diego native.
Gonzalez says he's "ready to beat the Yanks."
General manager Theo Epstein says the trade does not include a contract extension, but he's "confident" something will be worked out.
According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, there is an agreement on a seven-year contract extension for about $154 million, which, combined with the $6.2 million Gonzalez will make in 2011, brings the total deal to eight years and roughly $161 million. Heyman also reported that the deal can not be finalized yet due to tax considerations for the Red Sox.
In five seasons with San Diego, Gonzalez has 161 homers and 501 RBIs. Including parts of two seasons with Texas, he has 168 homers and 525 RBIs.